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    • That’s great Chris! Thanks for the support and hopefully the book helps push things along. Let me know if there is any way that I support you and your colleagues. Maybe a Q&A via Skype? Anyway, good luck with it and we’ll talk soon!

  1. Will this book be available on Amazon.com?
    We are looking for a book study around grading for our standards based grades.

    • Eventually…I am in the process of adapting the book for US release through Pearson (I’m a Canadian) which should happen as soon as the summer. In the meantime you could order the book through Pearson Canada, but you’d have to call the 1-800 number and speak to a customer service rep. I can/will let you know when the US edition is out. Thanks for the interest!


  2. Tom…what’s up with Canadian/US editions? Copyright? Spelling? Eliminating the omnipresent conversational “eh”?

    I got my copy at the Portland, OR ATI/Pearson Conference on Sound Grading Practices. It was great to see you, and I hope I did mention that I scored the book, having missed out at the Summer Conference.

    Just wondering for your US readers…can they order directly from ATI/Pearson in Portland?

  3. Such a review may evaluate the book on the basis of personal taste. Reviewers may use the occasion of a book review for a display of learning or to promulgate their own ideas on the topic of a fiction or non fiction work. Thanks for sharing.

  4. After reading this book and hearing you speak, I have officially changed my grading policies. 21 years of doing it wrong. This year was such a success. Students were actually proud of the grades they earned. Only 3 failures out of 80 students. All 3 chose to fail. It was great to see students motivated to LEARN to earn points instead of bringing in Kleenex. Thanks for opening my eyes.

  5. Hello, What is the difference between “Grading From the Inside Out: Bringing Accuracy to Student Assessment Through a Standards-Based Mindset” and “Standards-Based Learning in Action: Moving From Theory to Practice (A Guide to Implementing Standards-Based Grading, Instruction, and Learning”?

    I believe and now I want to implement in my math classes. Thanks

  6. Tom,

    I heard you speak a few years ago. It truly motivated me as a building principal of 20+ years in the same district, to quit cheating kids and be consistent what grades are and mean. 3 years ago we went full Standards Based Grading in ALL grades 6-12. This was of course 2nd order change, but with the right data, staff learning and strong leadership, I am proud to say we are doing good things around SBG and everyone at Baxter is on that train! Excited to listen and learn from you tomorrow at DMACC!

    Rob Luther
    Baxter MS/HS

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